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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 75

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May 31, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock N Reno Final results

https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1979

Go down below the photo and click on the 65-85 Men and those game results are posted. Some age groups are just starting. The other groups should be up shortly.
May 10, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Huntsman games - players wanted

Mores players will be adding their names in the months ahead Jackbrun.
May 10, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: FINDING A 75 TEAM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Hi Larry,

Check with Rick Fisher of the TG Olde Dawgs 75 AA. 714-928-7425 Best of luck.
May 10, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Huntsman games - players wanted

https://seniorgames.net/team-finder/players
April 24, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Probably his union is protecting his butt, but when he's no longer a MLB umpire, let's hope he doesn't show up working senior softball.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvWtjHOD_Do
April 22, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Interpretation of the new bat rule

Bat warmers like these work great. Even if the ump will not let you hang it outside your dugout, even hung inside, the bat will get warm. Rotating the bad some between at bats also helps. Or just use a good .20 bat. I've been told by knowledgeable hitters that there's only around 20-30' difference between a .20 and .21 bat.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/225698128857?chn=ps&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A1Q69DWnDlSbOiuv6IWG7Pxw23&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&mkscid=101&itemid=225698128857&targetid=1583904486362&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9029925&poi=&campaignid=19894961968&mkgroupid=148855406073&rlsatarget=pla-1583904486362&abcId=9307911&merchantid=6296724&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwlZixBhCoARIsAIC745C_DHKFez-XWuLQP89HUvsUL6ifUNMYURO7aUA12Kaz4hElpPTdkNYaAhXXEALw_wcB
April 16, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The new ball

Keep a magic sponge in a bag with some water and should clean up real easy.
March 30, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter Box Rule

One of the keys to the discussions about old or new batter box rules is the plate umpire. Since the majority of plate umps do not go in front of the plate on ground balls to get a better view of first base, it wouldn't take more than 1.345 seconds to take a look down to the batters back foot on contact to see if it's legal. They still have plenty of time to track the ball/throw/catch if that's what takes place. If the hit ends up going upward, hell, you can check the batters back foot, see if base runners are touching the next base, and still move out, pick up the ball, and get in position for another play. The ball can take care of itself, it's all the other possibilities that umpires need to focus on.
March 28, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lost Glove

K9er. What field do you think you left it at? Us seniors play on 6&7 Tues.& Thurs. mornings and 55+ on Wed. late afternoon. There are other city leagues that play at night beginning Monday. Us seniors use a closet in the building next to 6&7. Will try to check next week. Good luck.
March 17, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: website has unwanted software

Thank you staff for the update.
March 4, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A new Novel. A great read!

Another great read is Level Playing Fields by Peter Morris. Besides Amazon, it's available on the Libby App. A good app if you like E books or audio versions.

https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska-paperback/9780803246300/


Feb. 27, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Asking the scorekeeper for help

Nope.
Feb. 26, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home runs allowed

https://www.deliveryoka.com/application/midjourney/
Feb. 23, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Advice-Break in and onward

Most hitters turn a new bat less than a 1/4 inch after each swing. Some bats show numbers 1-8 on them and some players mark their bats themselves. If you don't rotate these bats every time and your a power hitter, you might break it sooner if hitting the same area constantly.
Feb. 21, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Players needed for 75 AA/AAA team

Softballin2013, look up rule 13.1(2) Players must play in regions.
Feb. 12, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

Then you have a possible discussion with the umpire when the ball is contacted by the batter if the ump was quick enough to see if the batters foot was in front of this line when ball is contacted. I'd rather see the ump move out to the right to see a close play at first.
Feb. 9, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Vietnam Platoon Leader Finds a Longer Stride helps him Develop More Rotational Hip Power

Batter’s Box.
The batter must take an initial position with his back foot behind a line defining the
front edge of home plate. The batter will be called out if he hits the ball when the back
foot is completely forward of that line.

How will this effect hitter's who have a strong hip rotation which includes moving the rear foot forward quite a bit. Many have the lead foot on the forward batter's box line. Set up deeper in the box and hope the pitcher doesn't pitch to the front of the plate?
Feb. 8, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: St George, UT in Oct. 2024

WC
Go on the HWSG web page and open Team Finder. Click on List of Players; Add Yourself to the List; under Sport, click on Softball Men. Fill it out then submit. You should also go back to Team Finder and open up List of Teams and check that page periodically. Right now, there's a 65 team looking for help. Obviously, these links get busier the closer to the start of the games with some teams losing a player or two after a busy travel/rec softball season.

https://seniorgames.net/team-finder

Feb. 2, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner advances to what base?

Jerry,
When my goal of helping a team win a free ring and get to TOC at least once, no matter how much it may rain, I might get in touch with you. Would like a shot at winning a pair of cleats. Don't forget who first brought up the wrong position of the new turf right handed batter's box at Yankee stadium at BLD Vegas. Wasn't the umpire. I'd have to take some classes with KC first and read the current rule book for a few months. After calling you, I'd have to call a divorce attorney.
Feb. 1, 2024
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner advances to what base?

Since the throw by the pitcher was the first play, I believe positioning reverts back to where base runners were at the time of the pitch. If an outfield throw goes into dead ball territory, decision is made based on where runners were at the time of the throw. That's why single game umpires have to stop watching the ball (it will take care of itself) and check on runners touching bases. Scan the base runners position as the ball is finally thrown.
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